Network Inform: Impactful Speaking

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Jo Darby from Voice in the Room

Date November 1, 2017
Time 09:00 – 11:00
Venue Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DH

The event is free to members of Service Network and non-members can attend for £50+VAT (&fees).

Event details

Join Jo Darby, Founder of Voice in the Room for an interactive taster workshop delivering practical tips and techniques for creating greater impact in any speaking situation from board rooms to team meetings, pitches to presentations.

Areas covered will include;

  • How to transform nerves
  • Find your natural speaking style
  • Think on your feet
  • Get an audience’s attention and keep it

This Service Network Inform event is a must for Individuals who wish to brush up on already established skills and techniques but also those new to this area of expertise.

Voice in the Room delivers fresh interactive training that draws on Jo’s techniques and skills learnt over her 20-year career as professional theatre director and barrister.

Previous clients include: John Lewis, Newcastle Building Society, Virgin Money, Northgate plc, the NHS, Capita plc, Newcastle University and Teesside University. Voice in the Roomalso runs open courses and works with entrepreneurs and individuals who want to become stand out speakers.

“After seeing Jo for only a short session a couple of days before an important pitch…I couldn’t believe the difference. I can’t recommend Jo highly enough – she’s absolutely brilliant!”

Pete Southern, Founder at Clockwork Espresso


9:00 am – Registration and networking over breakfast

9.30 am – Workshop

10:30 am – Question and Answers session

10.45 am – Service Network Update and networking

11:00 am – Event Close

Please note agenda is subject to change


To register for this event, please click here.


The event is free to members of Service Network and non-members can attend for £50+VAT (&fees).

To find out more about becoming a member of Service Network visit our website or contact the team on 0191 516 4400 For a limited period of time non-members paying to attend an event and wishing to join Service Network will have the event cost (£50) deducted from their annual membership fee.

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